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Program in the Humanities

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Humanities in Action Wednesdays

The Humanities in Action program is our homage to the fourteenth and fifteenth century philosophy of civic humanism. Renaissance civic humanists believed that the combination of education, ethics, and active citizenship in citizens could lead to the creation of a better community. Humanities in Action events honor this tradition by exploring contemporary and potentially controversial topics in a welcoming environment. These compelling lectures, offered in collaboration with the General Alumni Association, have been featured on CSPAN (click here to access the videos) and offer participants a chance to explore and grapple with real-world issues.

The summer semester will focus on an institution much maligned but central to our democracy, the United States Congress.

All talks run from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at Flyleaf Books, 752 MLK Jr. Blvd., in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory readings for Humanities in Action events. However, if you’re interested in learning more about the issues covered by this semester’s theme, click here to see what the faculty recommend.

Program Tuition: Tuition is $20 for everyone paying at the door. Register ahead of time and pay $18.00 per program or pay only $8 if you are a member of the UNC General Alumni Association (GAA). To receive a discount, registrations must be received at least 1 business day before the event. If you take the GAA discount and are not a GAA member, you will be asked to join or pay the difference before the event. To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit alumni.unc.edu or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends.

For information about our cancellation policy, discounts, parking, and more, please visit our General Information page.

Secure Online Registration available – click here for details.

Summer 2015 (for details, click the title)

The Decline of the U. S. Congress
Jason M. Roberts, Associate Professor of Political Science
May 27, 2015
TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Was Congress Always Like This? Will It Always Be Like This?
Thomas M. Carsey, Thomas J. Pearsall Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Director, Odum Institute for Research in Social Science
June 10, 2015
TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Flyleaf Books: Location and Contact Info

752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (Historic Airport Rd)
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Next to The Root Cellar (Formerly Foster’s Market)
Monday – Saturday: 9-9
Sunday: 11-6
Phone# 919-942-7373
info(at)flyleafbooks.com
http://www.flyleafbooks.com/

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